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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 977   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Lochristi, Belgium. Known as Monk’s Brew in the U.S.
Ingredients : Water, malts (pils and pale), candy syrup, brown sugar, hops (northern brewer, hallertauer and styrian goldings) and ale yeast
Monk’s Elixir is a heavy dark Belgian ale inspired by the Trappist monasteries of Rochefort and Westvleteren. The beer style, characterized by its high content of alcohol, distinguishes itself by its dominant yeast character, delicious malt background and balanced hop notes.

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4.4
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Bottle. Poured a murky brown with a thin head. Nose was distinctly Belgian yeast with candied sugars. Decently carbonated,medium mouthful. I found this to be a classic Belgian Quad with wonderful yeast and a strong malt backbone. Dark fruits,chocolate and the yeast form an extremely drinkable and delicious homage trappist ales. I found almost no heat in this, abv totally hidden. Maybe I just got a great bottle as other reviewers are complaining of the abv being way too hot. We did not find that at all, and this was shared with beer novices that marveled in the depth of flavor and how delicious that depth is.

3.6
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2011
Sugar and dark fruit on the aroma plus yeast and alcohol. Thought it might be a bit heavier in body, as the nose suggests, fairly rich and smooth but light in body. Raisins, chocolate, toffee, vegemite and other flavours.

3.7
joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
On tap at the Trappist. This one poured dark brown with some red highlights and very nice fluffy khaki head. The aroma is dried dark fruit, hard candy and alcohol. The flavor is the same with a touch of toasted malt flavor that kind of dries out the fruitiness. Very alcoholic and not a whole lot of yeast character.

3.7
Meilby (11495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle 750ml
Pours hazy dark brown with almost no head, small off-white bubbles. Aroma has notes of caramel, alcohol and dried fruits. Taste is medium to heavy sweet with a average fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.

3.9
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2011
Bottle: Cloudy dark brown color ale with a fine head. Aroma is sugar,malt, and chocolate. Good beer with a rich taste

4.1
johnnnniee (4312) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Pours a slightly hazy dark brown with beautiful ruby highlights when held to light. Huge fluffy off white head persists forever. Smells of dark fruits, brown sugar, spicy yeast, and a touch of alcohol. Taste is very nice with lots of dark fruits, spices, sweet malts, maybe a touch of alcohol. Mouthfeel is creamy and a little syrupy, body is full, carbonation is crisp but not overpowering. I liked this one a lot.

3.3
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown/reddish color with a frothy eggshell colored head. Aroma quite malty with caramel, dark fruit, breadiness, spice and some funk. Flavor is also fairly malty, with a good amount of breadiness, dark fruit, caramel and spice, along with the funk. The body is medium with a dry mouthfeel. Overall a solid Quad, but not as good as the authentic Belgian Trappist ones.

3.5
BrewBoxer (2635) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Draft @ mission dolores. Pours a dark ruby reddish brown color with a nice radind head. Smells of cherries, carmel and cake. Tastes of fruit, molasses and syrup. Not bad, but nothing great. Wouldnt seek this out again

3.4
VertBaconStrips (2389) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - JAN 28, 2011
Quickly: Mellow tasting brew with roasty and chocolate notes that comes across a bit on the hot side. Headache will greet me in the morning. Pours out a really dark brown brew with an average blublblbby light brown cap that leaves decent lacing. Asian Hooker by Steel Panther... soo good! Roasty smells with plum, fig, choc, candy, sweetness from citrus, light alc, peppermint, stellar aroma after I let it sit in open on the desk here for an hour. Then again, sometimes I get odd chemical medicinal blasts Cherries, sweet and syrupy - this seems to change at will - very cool. Not the greatest aroma but the variety over time is stupendous. A generous warming has not helped the flavour achieve any greatness. Similar tastes. Plenty of alc when warmer along with some hot stiff hops, dates, figs, molasses, burnt sugar, not a fan of the heat here. Another Anthrax air drum session interrupted this review - the 4th. Like, shit - Persistence of Time is such an excellent album. Light choc, most bitter I think, but it’s hard to pick that out at this point as I’m going back on 2 of 3 words fixing spelling mistakes. Yeast is starting to take it’s toll, which is cool. It is a bit dulling though. K, enought. I’m tired, tanked and tired cause I’m an out of shape zilch. I’m not impressed. And my drumming is slipping.

3.8
Rasmus40 (20627) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2011
Dark brown with a lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, heavy malty, dried fruit and yeast. Flavor is rather sweet. Full bodied and smooth with some alcohol in the finish. 080111


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